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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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RL-RANDOMLOGIC's avatar - usafce

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Posted: September 21, 2012, 10:50 am - IP Logged

Ronnie316

Filling out the play slips would be a big challenge and there is always the chance one could make a mistake.

In my other life I work in electronics mostly in industrial controls and I have thought of building a printer just

for lottery bet slips.  Some printers can print betslips but they require constant adjustments because the play

slips are cut a little different each run.  This make using a printer to fill them out more of a hassle then a help.

It would be easy to design and build a dedicated playslip printer but the cost would be too much to just build

a single unit for self use.   My idea would be a flatbed printer where the playslips were stacked on top of each

other and have a x/y carriage with a vertical dobber.  Much like a cnc plotter where the print head moves and the

playslips are stationary.  All a person would have to do is align the print head is move it to the first number on

the first line.  This would overcome the problem where the playslips are cut a little different.  If I knew that something

like this would catch on I would try to market one.  Filling out playslips for me is the worst part of playing as my eyes

are not as good as they once were, lol.

RL

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    Ronnie316

    Filling out the play slips would be a big challenge and there is always the chance one could make a mistake.

    In my other life I work in electronics mostly in industrial controls and I have thought of building a printer just

    for lottery bet slips.  Some printers can print betslips but they require constant adjustments because the play

    slips are cut a little different each run.  This make using a printer to fill them out more of a hassle then a help.

    It would be easy to design and build a dedicated playslip printer but the cost would be too much to just build

    a single unit for self use.   My idea would be a flatbed printer where the playslips were stacked on top of each

    other and have a x/y carriage with a vertical dobber.  Much like a cnc plotter where the print head moves and the

    playslips are stationary.  All a person would have to do is align the print head is move it to the first number on

    the first line.  This would overcome the problem where the playslips are cut a little different.  If I knew that something

    like this would catch on I would try to market one.  Filling out playslips for me is the worst part of playing as my eyes

    are not as good as they once were, lol.

    RL

    My idea would be to print the slip itself with boxes checked to avoid alignment issues.

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      Ronnie316

      Filling out the play slips would be a big challenge and there is always the chance one could make a mistake.

      In my other life I work in electronics mostly in industrial controls and I have thought of building a printer just

      for lottery bet slips.  Some printers can print betslips but they require constant adjustments because the play

      slips are cut a little different each run.  This make using a printer to fill them out more of a hassle then a help.

      It would be easy to design and build a dedicated playslip printer but the cost would be too much to just build

      a single unit for self use.   My idea would be a flatbed printer where the playslips were stacked on top of each

      other and have a x/y carriage with a vertical dobber.  Much like a cnc plotter where the print head moves and the

      playslips are stationary.  All a person would have to do is align the print head is move it to the first number on

      the first line.  This would overcome the problem where the playslips are cut a little different.  If I knew that something

      like this would catch on I would try to market one.  Filling out playslips for me is the worst part of playing as my eyes

      are not as good as they once were, lol.

      RL

      As states start allowing players to buy tickets on line, they may include a feature that allows them to just dump a text file with all the combinations and then play slips won't be needed to play a bunch of lines.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: September 21, 2012, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        Does it mean that Tues. draw only used 35 numbers??


        Tuesday, September 18, 2012
        05 · 09 · 22 · 36 · 49    363$15 Million
        Friday, September 14, 201216 · 17 · 21 · 40 · 51    204$12 Million
        Tuesday, September 11, 201205 · 11 · 20 · 33 · 36    113$120 Million
        Friday, September 07, 201215 · 32 · 38 · 42 · 46    314$105 Million
        Tuesday, September 04, 201216 · 32 · 39 · 41 · 53    163$93 Million
        Friday, August 31, 201231 · 40 · 41 · 47 · 48    45

        No, it means it used 55 numbers in 35 drawings.  One of the five winning numbers was the 55th number in the list of 56 which was in the 35th drawing back.

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          As states start allowing players to buy tickets on line, they may include a feature that allows them to just dump a text file with all the combinations and then play slips won't be needed to play a bunch of lines.

          True, one of the things I asked my local lottery office was why don't the play slips have a boxing and keying feature??? They didnt have an answer but I would assume they don't want to appear to be promoting large wagers. (as associated with problem gambling)

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            True, one of the things I asked my local lottery office was why don't the play slips have a boxing and keying feature??? They didnt have an answer but I would assume they don't want to appear to be promoting large wagers. (as associated with problem gambling)

            Also when local lotteries like our Classic Lotto (6/49) had jackpots of $50M with cash values of $25M, anyone with $14M could just ask to play all the combinations and be guaranteed a share of the jackpot if not all of it.

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              Also when local lotteries like our Classic Lotto (6/49) had jackpots of $50M with cash values of $25M, anyone with $14M could just ask to play all the combinations and be guaranteed a share of the jackpot if not all of it.

              It would be nice to make the wager on one ticket though. lol. lol.

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                It would be nice to make the wager on one ticket though. lol. lol.

                They may some day allow you to wheels a small group of numbers as they  now allow you the play pick3, pick4 and pick5 box which covers all the possible ways those numbers can be drawn.

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                  As states start allowing players to buy tickets on line, they may include a feature that allows them to just dump a text file with all the combinations and then play slips won't be needed to play a bunch of lines.

                  Brillant Idea

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                    Also when local lotteries like our Classic Lotto (6/49) had jackpots of $50M with cash values of $25M, anyone with $14M could just ask to play all the combinations and be guaranteed a share of the jackpot if not all of it.

                    I guess they would still have to limit the number of lines that could be played in one setting or else there would be a situation like Massachusetts had with its WindFall game.  Big spenders from out of state would start coming in and locals would stop playing.

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                      As states start allowing players to buy tickets on line, they may include a feature that allows them to just dump a text file with all the combinations and then play slips won't be needed to play a bunch of lines.

                      RJ

                      This would be a dream come true,  I will contact my state lottery and suggest it. 

                      RL

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                        RJ

                        This would be a dream come true,  I will contact my state lottery and suggest it. 

                        RL

                        My 41 lines for tonight. Hope I have all 5 numbers AND beat the 1 in 2000 odds............

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                          Good luck to you, those are some big odds to beat.  I'll be picking 10 lines for PB after revising my strategy.

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                            My 41 lines for tonight. Hope I have all 5 numbers AND beat the 1 in 2000 odds............

                            Good luck tonight Ronnie. See you changed the MB to 3, sounds like a winner to me!   Yes Nod


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                              Good luck tonight Ronnie. See you changed the MB to 3, sounds like a winner to me!   Yes Nod

                              Thank you kind sir, Im riding the 3 like a rented mule til it pays me. I have not forgotten about the hot tip on the 10 horse and Im real excited about throwing a saddle on that bad boy..........

                                 
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